Jess Dallow @jldallow · 28 Aug 2019

Soph @SophiaDerise

@jldallow How important has Twitter (or any social media platform) been in helping you to find authors and manuscripts that you're excited to work with?

The only writers I search for is non-fiction where having a platform is important. Otherwise, I just find clients through contests, conferences, or my query inbox. Social media is good to have, but I wouldn't pass on someone because they don't have it. Unless it's NF. #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 28 Aug 2019

Break-Ups Happen--when visions changes so does the author-agent relationship #askagent bookendsliterary.com/2019/08/28/aut…

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 26 Aug 2019

What to Expect When Submitting to Agents or the evolution of the submission process. #askagent bookendsliterary.com/2019/08/26/wha…

Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 24 Aug 2019

Sheretta Allen @AuthorHopeful

@LitAgentKelly Even if rejected, is it possible to still continue a series?

Replying to @AuthorHopeful

You can always continue a series because you’re the one who writes it! But I wouldn’t pitch any book in a series but the first one. It’s up to you what you do with the response, though. ❤️

Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 24 Aug 2019

Carmen Baca, author @bacacarmen1

@LitAgentKelly Do #agents respond to all queries? And do they respond quickly?

Replying to @bacacarmen1

Most don’t respond to queries at all, but there are a few that still do respond to all. Their responses vary depending on their work schedule, life interruptions, and free time.

Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 24 Aug 2019

Chelsea Pennington Hahn @_chelseawrites

@LitAgentKelly Not sure if you're still available, but figured I'd try - I know it's typical to a few agents at a time, but do you have any advice on balancing querying a "dream agent" vs testing out your query letter to see if you get responses?

Replying to @_chelseawrites

Hmmm...spread out your dream agents, I think, and query others at the same time as one or two dream agents. Wait for feedback if you can, but most times you might not get much. :( Got with your gut instincts! And that’s about all I’ve got for advice on that unfortunately. :((

Kelly is OPEN to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 24 Aug 2019

K.M. Butler @kmbutlerauthor

@LitAgentKelly I was receiving form rejections for two ms (1st novel, queried separately) that were about 130k. I don't think I stood a chance and tightened both down to 106k. At what point should I conclude the problem isn't the length? Betas are consistent that the voice and style are ok.

Replying to @kmbutlerauthor

It could be any factor such as timing and commercial appeal, and may not be your voice. Or maybe it’s your opening pages, or it’s just not connecting with the right agents. The only person who’s able to conclude something like that is you. You know what’s best for your work.

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